It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Dental Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 7
spike2004 HB User
28 years old with a partial?

Hi, I am 28 years old and I had an accident on July 3rd which ended me with this: I am going to have to have my front 2 teeth pulled and I want to know what is the best option. I just can not imagine having my front 2 teeth being able to pull them in & out. How unsexy is that at night when I go to bed with dh? I am so depressed about this. What about implants is that worth the money. I mean I am young, so I want something permanent. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. THank you.

 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ft. Smith AR USA
Posts: 9
arkysteelerfan HB User
Re: 28 years old with a partial?

I would seek out a prosthodontist. I have a partial now and I will have my implants placed in August. I HATE this partial. I am 54 years old. Also, there may be problems later on with the teeth the partials connect to. You are so young, I would definitely check out implants.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-13-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 106
JenniferE HB User
Re: 28 years old with a partial?

You definitely have a few options.
  • A removable partial.


    A Maryland Bridge.
    What a Maryland Bridge is, is an appliance that has an artificial tooth called a pontic that has two clasps, (also known as wings), one on either side of the artificial tooth. The wings are then cemented onto the tongue side of the teeth on either side of the space. Should the Maryland Bridge ever become loose, the metal wings can be re-etched and the appliance can be cemented back on.


    A Bridge.
    This appliance is an appliance where the teeth next to the space are prep'd for a crown. The bridge is simply an artificial tooth, (pontic), attached to a crown on either side. The bridge is cemented onto the teeth next to the space. If the bridge becomes loose or falls completely out, it can be recemented.


    Implants.
    An implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone. This small titanium screw will act much like the root of a tooth, providing support for the replacement tooth, as the bone begins to bond to the implant. The next step of the procedure involves a tiny post inserted into the implant itself. After this post is placed, the replacement tooth then fits into the post, locking the artificial tooth into place. Dental implants are permanent and can only be removed by an oral surgeon.

Consult with your dentist and see which options are available for you as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option. From there you will be able to make an educated descision as to what option is best for you.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
30 Years Old, Having Partial Hip Replacement In A Few Months. drewski Knee & Hip Problems 6 05-08-2010 07:56 AM
lower back pain and cramps had hysterectomy 7 years ago Nicoleamber77 Hysterectomy 3 06-02-2009 07:47 AM
Wife Seizure after 10 Years hawks066 Epilepsy 6 07-07-2008 03:20 PM
I need info on TlE Epilepsy....Diagnosed 30 years ago Smurphgirl Epilepsy 2 10-01-2007 01:23 AM
partial molar pregnacy heathervit Pregnancy 4 05-18-2007 10:35 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Gellia (58), slenderella (25), riptoff (15), janewhite1 (13), Elizabetho (12), Sandybeech (11), Titchou (10), armywife2007 (7), tanyasue (7), WW2ER (7)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1011), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (761), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!